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Looking for further data resources on South Dakota? Our data resource guides provide links to other relevant data collections with statistics on the state.   Agriculture & Natural Resources Data on topics ranging from energy consumption to hunting incidents within the can be found here. Resources such as South Dakota…
The proportion of South Dakota's population age 65 and older has been growing steadily since 2011 while the population of 5-17 and 18-64 year-olds has stabilized.  The 65+ population has increased by 13.46 percent  since 2011, compared to a 2.12 percent rise in the 0-4 age group. See the table…
South Dakotans experienced the lowest real personal income growth in the United States in 2014, according to a new retrospective study by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Adjusted for regional prices, real personal income rose only 0.2 percent, compared to 2.9 percent for the country. On a per capita…
Personal income rose 0.3 percent in South Dakota in the first quarter of 2016, compared to a 1.0 percent increase for the US, according to new data released by the US Bureau of Economic Analysis. South Dakota ranked 47th among the fifty states, trailed only by Louisiana, Wyoming and North…
South Dakota experienced its strongest economic growth since 2011 as the economy expanded by 1.8 percent in 2015, according to new data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). While the U.S. economy grew by 2.4 percent, the state’s inflation-adjusted economic growth rate was good enough to rank…
Over the past 25 years, female-headed households in South Dakota have seen inflation-adjusted median income double in a trend that is on track to close the gap with male-headed households, according to federal data from the U.S. Census Bureau. In 1989, female-headed households had median income of $22,925 compared to…
Median income for American Indian households in South Dakota is less than half that of white households and significantly less than other households of color, according to federal data.  In addition, American Indian incomes, when adjusted for inflation, have slid since at least 1999 when they were $27,563. Between 2005-2009, American…
The economy in West River South Dakota is being affected by depressed grain and energy prices. Hear about how major layoffs in the coal fields of eastern Wyoming, declining oil production in North Dakota and and plummeting farm incomes in eastern South Dakota will ripple through the Black Hills region…
A survey of mental health and substance abuse across South Dakota provides previously unavailable data to healthcare providers and policymakers, reports the Helmsley Charitable Trust. The survey, conducted in 2013 with more than 8,000 South Dakotans, produced the report Focus on South Dakota: A Picture of Health released in 2015. The…
For seven years, South Dakota had breast cancer incidence rates below or at the national average until 2011, when the rate shot up from well below the national rate to well above. By 2012, the Rushmore state had the highest rate in the country, according to data presented by the…
South Dakota leads the nation for cases of West Nile disease, and Brown County leads the state for the mosquito-borne illness, a top state health official told attendees of the South Dakota Demography Conference on May 19 in Sioux Falls.  "When it comes to West Nile, South Dakota is No.…
South Dakota's Black Hills might be a world-famous tourism destination, but when it comes to visitor spending it's Minnehaha County in southeast South Dakota that ranked No. 1 in 2015, according to a study published by the South Dakota Department of Tourism. Minnehaha County accounted for about a fourth of…

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